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clinton. we can see the cruiser wrapped around a pole. another vehicle is involved. a white vehicle. we don't know how many people were injured in the crash. but police say the officer was critically injured. branch avenue is closed right now in both directions. this is the second serious crash involving a prince george's county police officer in recent months. officer adrian morris was killed in a crash on i-95 in august. stay with news4 for updates on this crash as they come in. good afternoon. i'm pat muse. >> i'm gin handly. we're also following a developing story at this hour in arlington. police are investigating reports of a man throwing a molotov cocktail inside the ballston mall in the food court during the lunch rush. witnesses say they saw a man light a bottle and dropped it from the third floor. the bottle shattered but it did not ignite. the mall is closed right now.
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police have not made any arrests so far. derrick ward spoke to witnesses inside the mall when it happened. he'll have their reaction and also what else police found in the mall at 5:00. after a long and hated court battle, thousands of confidential files from the boy scots of america were made public today. >> the documents detail years of child sex abuse by some scout leaders. as jay gray reports, this could lead to new criminal charges. >> reporter: these documents have been hidden from the public for decades, just like so many of the horrific crimes outlined in the nearly 15,000 pages here. but today, they're being revealed. >> these are files that documents the history of allegations of abuse in scouting, and how the boy scouts responded to those allegations. >> reporter: the boy scouts of america fought to keep the files private saying a confidential
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list shouldn't be released. a scoutmaster in the state was convicted of abuse. >> you do n get to keep secrets about hidden dangers to children. period, end of conversation. that's what they did. it was wrong. and that's why a jury was infuriated. >> reporter: attorneys who have reviewed the documents say they show a pattern of molestation. >> for us, it represents the pain and the anguish of thousands of untold scouts. >> reporter: often carried out by single men in their 30s and 40s who spent a lot of one-on-one time with potential victims. many of the scout leaders considered some of the best in their regions. >> in the past, we didn't do the job we should have, and we're sorry for that, profoundly sorry. >> reporter: boy scout officials acknowledge there have been problems but are quick to point out that the times and focus on safety have changed dramatically. >> we try to remind people where we are today.
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how we've been leaders in this protection. >> reporter: for many, the concern continues to be what could be gng on in their own backyard. jay gray, nbc news. >> the files made public today deal with cases from 1965 through 1985. lawyers are pushing to have all of the documents released. breaking news this afternoon in the trial of two police officers accused of beating a former university of maryland student. closing arguments are now delayed after a question about the ability of judge beverly woodard to be fair. news4 has learned from the state's attorney's office that judge woodard was formerly married to a prince george's county police officer who was convicted of using excessive force. after a closed-door meeting this afternoon with the prosecution and the defense, judge woodard said she felt comfortable with the trial continuing. just yesterday the most serious charges against the two police officers accused in the beating
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of then student jack mckenna were dismissed. chris gordon will have much more coming up at 5:00 tonight. new details in the foiled terrorist plot in new york. 21-year-old quazi nafis is accused of trying to blow up the federal reserve building there. how new york officials are responding to the plot. keith? >> hey, pat. even though authorities say nafis did not achieve his mission to blow up the federal reserve building, the question becomes, how do you prevent others from thinking they can pull off an act of terrorism in this country. the 21-year-old nafis came to the united states from bangladesh on a student visa. he attended southeast missouri state for one semester and gave no reason for putting in a transfer in july. today, new york senator chuck shumer said southeast missouri state did nothing wrong. the country needs to get tougher on the visa regulations or this problem will never go away.
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>> we do know that the student visa program in the hands of a few wrongdoers, so-called sham universities around the country, are serving as a back door for foreign nationals to enter our country improperly. and it's very easy for a would-be terrorist to figure out how to get a student visa from one of these sham universities. >> reporter: nafis is being held at a detention center in book lynn. he faces life in prison. his attorney so far has no comment. under cover, federal agents were able to save the day this time. we can only hope there is no next time. in the newsroom, keith russell, news4. drop! >> there it is, the great shakeout, a worldwide earthquake drill practiced for the first time this year in maryland, virginia and the district. langston hughes middle school in reston was one of thousands of schools in our area to
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participate this morning. fema representatives were there to help. they say the biggest danger in earthquakes is falling objects. after last year's 5.8 magnitude quake centered in virginia, today was all about making sure kids are ready, calm and know what to do if it happens again. >> we can't predict the future totally 100%. we have to be ready. and most of all, we have to not only keep our kids safe, but we have to put them in a position where they're so used to doing these things, they don't panic. >> this is the fourth year for the great shakeout, and about 14 million people took part all over the world. let's talk now about the weather. here's a live look out there. but we could be in for a round of strong storms. storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer is monitoring our conditions this afternoon. >> right now, this afternoon, looking very, very nice. temperatures of 70 degrees currently. the winds gusting at times upwards of 15 to 25 miles an hour. the airport only about 8 miles
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an hour, the winds out of the south. we are also seeing plenty of cloud cover, but also peaks and pokes of sunshine, too. take a look at the numbers around the region. most everybody into the 70s to the east. 60s back to the west. 65 in hagerstown, 64 in winchester, 71 in la plata. 74 degrees towards fredericksburg. no rain around our region right now. but over the next couple of hours we'll see an area down to the south, a few showers could turn into a few thunderstorms as it moves farther to the north. this would get to our area in the next two to three hours. here's the frontal boundary back to the west. it has strong to potentially severe storms with it. this will continue to move our way. it will be making its way through this area in the late evening and overnight hours. i'll tell you when it will arrive coming up in my forecast.
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♪ let's vote for the man who got osama ♪ >> here the boss is having a little fun with the audience and a song he wrote for the campaign. he noted the single word slogan forward didn't leave him much to work with, and said it's tough to find words that rhyme with obama. springsteen was just half of the team at the event today. steve handelsman joins us from capitol hill with the latest from the campaign trail. tough to top the boss, but give it a try, steve. >> reporter: let's talk about women, jim. i'm sure pat could educate both of us on this. but how do win over women is tough. but critical now for both campaigns. they figure it's about jobs and opportunity. equality, respect, and reproductive rights. focusing on women, president
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obama went to new hampshire, another swing state where he's lost the lead with time running out. >> 19 days, new hampshire. >> reporter: the president figures a key to a comeback is women. he lost his big advantage with women nationally after the first debate. in the second debate tuesday, mitt romney boasted he asked the help of women's groups to staff his massachusetts governors office. >> they brought us binders full of women. mine had more women in senior leadership positions than any state in america. >> reporter: that, said mr. obama today, is the difference between him and mr. romney. >> we don't have to order up some binders to find qualified, driven young women. >> reporter: what about equal pay for young women? >> governor romney will not say whether or not he will protect that right. >> reporter: a tougher move in the right for women's votes, came from ann romney who went on "the view" saying her husband's running to raise up women. >> that he could bring better economic hope and prosperity to
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women, and men, and all americans. >> reporter: worried about romney on reproductive rights. >> he thinks abortion could be an option. >> tuesday romney was schooled by obama. >> reporter: the boss, bruce springsteen, sang for president obama in ohio. but the boss of the 2012 election like some in the past might turn out to be the american woman. a fact check. in the last debate mitt romney claimed 580,000 american women lost their jobs over the past four years. today, government statistics put that number far lower, 83,000 from the first full month after barack obama took office. women hit no harder than men. i'm steve handelsman, news4. in just a few hours, the candidates for virginia's open senate seat will square off in their final debate before election day. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will face off tonight in blacksburg.
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political analysts don't expect any fireworks tonight. they say neither candidate will take much of a risk because that race is so close. stay tuned for news4 at 6:00. richard jordan will have a live report from blacksburg. more than a mouthful. we'll tell you about the seven names that uma thurman has given her newborn. and plus, a hollywood revolution, how curvy women are changing the beauty ideal. a cab driver caught on video dragging a passenger out of his taxi. we'll tell you about three reasons he was so angry. we're following our breaking news for you. our prince george's county police officer critically injured after a crash in clinton. maryland schools are number one in america because
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we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven.
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one hollywood couple has a baby. and another gives their daughter a mouth full of a name. >> you can say that again. if you can. charlie sheen dethroned by ashton kutcher again. georgia is here, the co-host with the russ parr morning show on 93.9 kwis. let's start with megan fox who made her big announcement on facebook yesterday. >> she and brian green had a baby. but they had the baby, noah shannon, about three weeks ago. she just said she wanted three weeks of peace before the media started bothering them. that's exactly what she got. plus she wanted to announce it before anyone else.
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congrats to them. >> charlie sheen was replaced by ashton kutcher on "two and a half men." >> here's the thing. of course, ashton kutcher made $24 million basically from "two and a half men." next on that list is hugh lorry from house. ray romano is making tons of money still. not sure if that's the new show he's making, or tons of re-runs he has running. mark harmon of n krrks irkci cis made $15 million. i saw you on the list, yes. >> all right. from "two and a half men," back to one baby, with seven names? >> i had to write it down. why would uma thurman do this? you know what will happen on the first day of school. it will be like is rosalind
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arusha arkadina altalune -- it's just too long. her dad is a billionaire. also has a child with ella mcpherson. this is what they do. why would you do that? >> she named the baby after everybody in the family. >> basically they say the names are really important to the mom and dad. here's the crazy thing about all those names, they don't call her any of them. her nickname is luna, and that's what they call her. >> thanks, mom. wow. after that long media blitz for his new memoir, bad book sales for arnold schwarzenegger. >> he's not making anybody's day with that book. he only sold 27,000 copies. with the first day out, you expect to sell a ton more. we already know about his infidelity. we pretty much know arnold schwarzenegger's story. he thought people would want to know more, and they really didn't. >> we talked about flavor flav
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who has been arrested. >> he has to go back to court next month. what's funny about that, not funny at all being arrested for felony assault and domestic abuse, but what's crazy is the mug shot. every mug shot he does, he looks like a character, and every time we got a crazy mug shot from him. we'll have to see what happens with him in court, you know, next week. he goes back in on monday. he was released on $23,000 bail. so not a good look for him. not just the bad thing, but not a good look in the picture. >> per usual. >> tune in tomorrow. >> stay tuned. >> thanks, georgia. and still to come, a look at our weather and doug is here at the green screen. take it away, doug. >> yeah, out there right now, look at that. pretty nice shot. 70 degrees currently. sunshine. we've got some cloud cover. and we have some storms that are on the way. there's the current number out there. dew point at 55. that is on the humid side.
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at least for mid-october. windy gusting to 18 miles an hour. some locations over 20. a bit of a breezy afternoon. temperatures in the 60s back to the north and west. 70s down to the south and east for the most part. 72 in culpepper. 71 in washington. 67 down towards pax river. 69 right now in annapolis. the radar showing things all clear, at least right around our area. as you widen out, there's two areas of rain. one down to the south right in here. that is starting to expand just a little bit. i do expect this to make its way up across the area along i-95 and into portions of southern maryland. this will be here in the next two to three hours. then we get into this. this is where the strong to severe thunderstorms are right now. you can see the severe thunderstorm warnings for extreme northeastern portions of tennessee. these storms will make their way our way fairly slowly. these will come in duringhe late evening, into the overnight
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hours. once again, we could be in for damaging winds. but this is not going to be a widespread severe weather event, so don't worry too much about it. i want you to take a look at this storm, because once again, this is a massive storm. it goes from canada all the way down towards the gulf of mexico, and just look at that swirl in the atmosphere. if this was the middle of winter, we'd be talking about a major snowstorm. but that's not what's happening. rain everywhere, and very gusty winds. winds still gusting upwards of 50, 60 miles an hour behind this storm. eventually, it will bring us some cooler air. but it's not going to happen until probably the weekend. that cooler air is not nearly as cold as it has been so far this year. your weather forecast, here we go. as far as the future weather goes, warm ahead of this frontal boundary with a few showers and storms ahead of it. tonight, this area of low pressure right along the front, that will bring in ample moisture, and 3:00 a.m., most of this activity will be overnight. but it will allow us to see a pretty good amount of rain in some locations.
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could be rain early tomorrow morning, and by tomorrow afternoon it clears out of here. i think tomorrow should be a pretty nice day. especially after around the 11:00, 12:00 hour. by saturday, more cloud cover, and still mild. temperatures will be about average for this time of year. but it will be cooler with highs in the mid-60s. evening forecast, mostly cloudy, breezy and warm. late showers and maybe a storm. 64 to about 69 degrees. tomorrow morning, waking up to some rain out there. especially areas of showers and slick roads. not just from the rain, but from the leaves that are now falling on those roads. once the leaves get wet, they become a little on the slick side. temperatures 52 to about 60 degrees. here's your next couple of days showing a high of 75 tomorrow. a pair of 67s on saturday and sunday. sunday probably the better day. either one of those looking pretty good. look at next week. oh, yeah. hello. we're going back a month, with temperatures in the mid-70s. so not bad at all there. the forecast really looking nice. we've just got to watch out for
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the next 12-hour period. >> thank you, doug. australia's prime minister takes a tumble. what she's blaming for this embarrassing fall. and a hope homecoming, how a woman was reunited with
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the marine corps marathon is right around the corner. in its 36th year, this race has attracted nearly 30,000 runners who come from all over the globe to run here in our nation's capital. tonight we have the story of one of these runners who is beating the odds. >> yeah, she has a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta. its hallmark symptom is brittle bones. imagine trying to exercise with oi, let alone run a marathon. doreen gentzler has the story. >> i broke my first bone that was documented when i was about 10 months old, trying to teach myself how to walk. >> reporter: since then, 39-year-old jacqueline has broken 50 more, 50 bones, the result of falls, mishaps or even
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simple everyday tasks. >> my lungs are half as thick as they're supposed to be. it's harder for me to heal when i get a cut. i bruise easier. i have gotten scoliosis because of that, so i have osteoarthritis. i'm in pain. >> reporter: it's not because she's accident prone or clumsy, she has something called osteogenesis imperfecta, a disease that causes brittle bones. so why is she running? and training for the marine corps marathon? well, she's running for her life. or rather, to prove that oi patients can have some trol over their lives. >> you have to get over that fear of do i want to live my life in fear, or just live my life. >> reporter: exercising can be intimidating for a lot of oi patients, but she said it's important to exercise.
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she said running works best for her because as a mother of two, it's easier to fit into her busy schedule. >> and i just decided, nope, why not me. why not try. because if i can do that and show people that, just to have a disability does not keep you down. >> reporter: jacqueline said she needs to be careful when she runs. she keeps a slow pace and avoids training if it's raining out. but she said no matter how her final time comes out, completing the marathon is her biggest achievement of all. >> i always thought it was such a big deal, a big accomplishment, only the best of the best could do something like that. how cool would that be to say, you know, i ran a marathon once in my life. >> reporter: doreen gentzler, news4. >> the marine corps marathon takes place next sunday, october 28th. nbc 4 is one of this year's sponsors and we'll be bringing that to you live.
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>> they'll have a camera on her. what a story. how a single phone call could lead to a $100,000 fine. and a car that parks itself. liz crenshaw finds out if this is really the future of driving. >> no hands, i've got to see that. and more on our breaking news. a prince george's county police officer is critically injured after a crash in clinton. we have an update after the break. so stay with us. ♪
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welcome back at 4:30 on this busy day in the news. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. a prince george's county police officer has been critically injured in a crash on branch avenue and clinton. this is at the corner of branch avenue and surratts road. from chopper 4, we can see the officer's car wrapped around a pole. we don't know if anyone else was injured in the crash. but we can see at least one other vehicle involved. stay with nbc washington.com for updates as we learn more about this crash, and we'll have a live report coming up on news4 at 5:00. an update on another developing story. the ballston mall in arlington remains closed after a man threw a molotov cocktail inside.
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arlington police tell us they have a person in custody now, but have made no arrests. they're about to hold a news conference. we'll bring you an update with new information when it comes in. at noon today, a man dropped a molotov cocktail from the third floor of the mall into the food court. it shattered but did not ignite. thin is no longer in when it comes to many celebrities. >> as mike wilbur reports now, "a" list celebrities are embracing their curves. >> you know, the four of us are not like every girl you necessarily see on television. >> reporter: they're defying the idea that you have to be a size 2 to be accepted on tv. >> the viewers look like normal people. wouldn't it be nice to show them some normal people? mindy and lena really are rewriting the rules. >> reporter: she created the mindy project and doesn't allow
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her body to change. ly >> she's writing her own character and decided she should have sex. she did an opening at the emmys, sort of naked eating cake. she's the girl breaking all the rules. it's very nervy. remember, that she is kind of young, so that sort of helps. >> reporter: tina fey said she actually lost weight from going from writer to in front of the "snl" cameras, and now this is becoming a thing of the past. these women are not only funny, they're also sexy. >> i own my body, honey. >> reporter: even on the big screen they're the ones that get the guy. like rebel wilson's character who marries her good looking groom. >> we'll see more women in leads as long as the projects they're in are doing well, getting great ratings, making money. it always takes that one brave
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soul to step forward and go, i'm doing this. >> reporter: mike wilbur, nbc news. it's a sign of the times, "newsweek" will stop publishing in print at the end of this year. the magazine has been on newsstands for 80 years now. but it's become less relevant during the digital age. "newsweek" won't disappear, however. it will be available online in a single worldwide edition called newsweek globe, available by paid subscription. certain content will also be available on the daily beast website. parallel parking can be a challenge and frustrating at times. >> especially when there's traffic and those tight spaces. so what, if your car could park itself. >> well, liz crenshaw is here with a look at technology that has gone mainstream. >> you know, i've spent the day with a car that parks itself, honest to god. it was fascinating. it's parking with no hands. you literally let the car
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parallel park itself. i got behind the wheel of a 2013 ford escape and gave it a try. the deal is that you still do the brakes, guys. and you still do the gas. you just have to take your hands off the wheel. okay? so you do the brake until you have control. but you kind of just put your hands up and it literally parks itself. >> wow. >> so it's kind of cool. >> were you nervous and was your passenger nervous? >> he was not nervous because he's from ford. i was nervous, because i was kind of sort of trying to figure out what i'm supposed to do and not supposed to do. what's cool about the technology is it's been out there in the very expensive cars. >> lexus. >> lexus had it, and a number of the -- mercedes had it. when ford approached us and said, do you want to see this technology? i thought, is it a affordable car? and yes, it is. >> depending how much space you have to parallel park into --
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>> it tells you. watch this at 5:00 tonight. it actually tells you whether the space is big enough and whether you should hit that button that says park this car. i'll show you at 5:00. >> and you lived to bring this report. >> that's a good thing. i was surprised. not very many scratches either. >> what will they think of next. >> i'll see you at 5:00. >> thanks, liz. well, thanks to microchip and good samaritan. a chicago woman has her dog back. two and a half years after the dog was stolen from her backyard. >> hi, honey. >> nicole was overwhelmed with joy when she was finally reunited with her little yorkie named sadie, when the dog was stolen in 2010, nicole immediately put out fliers and she set up a facebook page in hopes somebody would find her dog. after so much time passed, she thought she would never see
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sadie again. but someone had dropped sadie off at a pet shelter earlier this week. the shelter was able to scan sadie's microchip. and identified brownel as the owner. >> i'm a huge proponent now more than ever of microchipping your pets. if sadie hadn't been microchipped, this would never have happened. >> the good samaritan found sadie roaming around at night near a busy intersection. she was in bad shape and had lost a lot of weight. but the good news is she's expected to recover. a literal fall trip by australia's prime minister. julia gillard was touring the gandhi memorial yesterday. take a look. her heel got stuck in some soft grass. the prime minister tripped and fell. officials helped her back to her feet and she continued on. later joking to reporters about the incident. that's going to live on. >> those heels are no joking
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matter. >> we can't relate. >> no, you can't. >> but we can laugh. that's so bad. >> it is funny. a woman who runs an empire. coming up, tory birch says she made a fortune figuring out what happens in fashion. a brawl outside a bar. hard to believe what these men as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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all right. it's time to check out day's daily deals. we've got a couple of good ones today. >> we sure do. on living social, 40% off, tickets to the classic at verizon center on december 2nd. you pay $30 and get one club level ticket to see both the university of maryland versus george mason and george washington university versus man hasn't college. a hot dog and soda are included. it will benefit the children's
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charity foundation. >> good hoops. also on groupon, get a bus tour from the district. that's go dc tours. the bus tour lasts about three hours and will comb the sites of the city's famous haunts, urban legends and unsolved murders. this deal can be used on october 27th or the 31st. and normally would run you about $65. there are seven hours left to grab this deal. >> all right. ghosts included. >> mm-hmm. a cab confrontation. what a man did inside a taxi that got the taxi driver so angry. he dragged the man out. doug's tracking the possibility of some strong storms blowing in.
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it's cloudy out there. but is this going to turn into rain and storms tonight, doug? >> yes. and yes. you asked me two questions at once. >> i did, and you answered them both. >> double affirmative there.
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>> both of them on the yes side. i think we'll see showers, and yeah, maybe a couple of storms, too. some of the storms could be on the strong side. we'll, of course, watch out for those. take a look outside. national harbor, great shot from our camera down there. you can see a mixture of clouds. you can also see blue skies from time to time. you also notice the potomac, at least right there, nice and calm across the area. as far as the temperatures are concerned, over at the airport, we're currently sitting at a number of 70 degrees out there, with mostly cloudy skies. winds out of the south at 8 miles an hour, gusting to about 18 miles an hour. we're still seeing rather breezy conditions, helping to produce these temperatures that are close to that 70-degree mark. 69 in reston. 70 in rockville. 66 in gaithersburg. 67 degrees down towards huntingtown. as far as the rain is concerned right now, nothing very close.
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in our immediate area. we're not seeing any rain. down to the south starting to see the rain move in from the richmond area. this is going to go right through i-95, follow right through i-95 over toward mount vernon, washington, prince george's county, portions of southern maryland will see this, fredericksburg. in the next one to two hours for you folks. we have to watch out for this. this is the line of strong to severe storms back to the west. it will move through very slowly. and by the time it gets here, most of the instability in the atmosphere will be gone. what that means is, we're not going to see a widespread severe outbreak. that's good news. still rumbles of thunder, but not all that much. here comes few showers around 6:00, 7:00 tonight. but then the heavier showers move in late tonight and into early tomorrow morning. this is 5:15 in the morning. so tomorrow morning's rush hour could be problematic. make sure you give yourself a little bit of extra time, especially if you're leaving between 5:00 and 6:00. 75 on your friday. cooling, but still nice for the
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weekend. there is something about tory birch. she didn't go to business or design school. yet in just a few years, she managed to turn a home business into a multi-million dollar corporation. harry smith sat down with this savvy business woman and mother to see just how she does it. here's a preview. >> reporter: in just eight years, tory birch has built an international fashion empire. she creates and the hearts of women cry out, i want, i want. do you know what women want? >> oh, gosh, that's such a hard question. i know what i want. i think some of the things that i want translate to what women want. i would say i've learned what women want along the way. >> reporter: tory studied art history at college. but right after graduation, began a series of jobs in fashion and marketing. tory worked at harper's bazaar and worked for ralph lauren and
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vera wang. eventually she decided to go out on her own. so you called people out of the blue. >> yes. >> and said, i want to come over and show you my ideas. >> my image book. >> my image book. >> yes. >> reporter: fought a sketch book, but clippings from magazines and catalogs, part research, part inspiration. images of what she thought was missing when she went to shop. >> i have about 30 of these books. >> reporter: she had ideas, but frankly, few clues as to how to launch the business. >> i had never been to business school. i've never been to design school. it was a risk. it was putting myself out there in a way that was opening myself up for criticism. i'm a sensitive person. so it was hard. >> in this candid interview, birch also talks how she's dealing with a lawsuit that her ex-husband filed against her company. you can watch harry smith's full report on "rock center" with brian williams coming up at 10:00 right here on nbc 4. when we come right back on news4 at 4:00, a huge fight
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outside a bar, and it's pretty ironic what these men do for a living. we're following breaking news at 5:00, a police officer critically injured after a crash in clinton. there is major traffic problems in prince george's county. if you think the traffic near nih is bad right now, it will only get worse. one of the fastest growing companies in the washington area is hiring hundreds of new employees. we'll take a look at its office space that's anything but average. ike leggett: gaming generated one hundred and eighty...
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million dollars for maryland schools. question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland.
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baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven. arizona corrections officers are out of a job. they were fired after this video surfaced of them in a street fight outside a bar in tucson. police say the men attacked four people, including a teenager. one man was kicked and punched in the head repeatedly. no word of a motive, but police describe the incident as an unprovoked attack. the corrections officers were all charged with assault. two other jail workers were also at the scene that night. they face charges for trying to cover up the whole thing. a very expensive phone bill is on the way for a telemarketers who call 911 centers. the federal communications commission voted unanimously wednesday to fine them $100,000 per call. the s.e.c. is creating a
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do-not-call list for the 911 sdmr for emergency offices get hundreds of unwanted bo calls every day. the calls go to the full ten-digit phone numbers for the offices, but still tie up lines and resource sgls they don't have time for that. next, a cab driver caught on video dragging a passenger out of his car. why this was a fare he did not want. and for all your news, be sure to follow news4 online, search nbc washington on facebook and twitter. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending
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new york city cab driver his license revoked for what surveillance caught him doing on a city street. >> the driver threw the passenger out of his cab. and when the passenger tried to get back into the cab, the driver took off with the door still open. gus rosendale tells us how all of this started. >> reporter: the passenger was allegedly drunk, vomited in the back of the cab, and wanted to go to queens. it seemed to push the 20-year cabby over the edge. he grabbed the rider, pulled him from the back seat and then flung him into the street. surveillance video shows the passenger trying to get back in the cab and get pushed away again. eventually he does manage to get back in, and the cab drives away. the back door still open. >> whoa! >> what do you think about that? >> that is really intense. >> some throw.
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>> what do you think? >> i think you've got to watch out what you say to certain people. >> reporter: he said he eventually jumped out of the cab as it drove off. the wild ride began outside this japanese restaurant on an april morning around 3:00 a.m. the legal journey ended today when they took the license away from the cabby. >> even if the passenger is being very difficult, the driver needs to call the police, let the police deal with the difficult passenger. the driver cannot take matters into his own hands. >> reporter: news4 learned he had previous run-ins with taxi regulations. he once locked a passenger in the back of his cab. another time they say he pushed an inspector while getting a ticket. >> if you got in trouble, you just call the cops? >> yeah. >> the best thing to do. >> we've got a phone number. >> if you had trouble, would you call cops? you wouldn't take it in your own hands? >> in the last year, i've had no
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trouble. >> you're a lucky guy. >> yes, i have no trouble. >> reporter: the tlc said a cabby can refuse a ride if a passenger is drunk, but cannot refuse a ride based on destination. news4 new york. we begin at 5:00 with breaking news in prince george's county. a police officer crashed his cruiser into a pole on branch avenue at surratts road in clinton. >> we're joined by phone now with the latest on this crash. what have you learned about how this all happened, darcy? >> let me tell you, we're not quite at the scene yet, we're on the way. but traffic is very bad in this area, as you can imagine. this is the rush hour period. and some of the roads in the area have been closed off. this happened around 3:00 this afternoon. if you can see from the video, this was a very serious crash here at surratts road and branch avenue, where the cruiser came into contact with a utility
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pole. it appears at least one other vehicle was involved. it looked like a white suv. now, prince george's county police are confirming that a prince george's county police officer was seriously injured in this crash, has been transported to a local hospital. and other person believed to be in the other vehicle was also transported to the hospital. we have not been given any update in terms of condition of either person who was transported. at this point police are not giving many details about the circumstances surrounding this crash. obviously this is a time for the police department, they're dealing with a very incident involving one of their own so they're trying to get more detailed information before they release that. we don't know at this point whether he was responding to a call, or what exactly was happening at the time. but we do know a prince george's county police officer has been involved in a very serious incident. and prince george's county police are going to be holding a news conference maybe in about an hour. at that point we h